When Drake won his first MTV Video Music Award in 2012, he gave an unforgettable speech about being black and Jewish and then dedicated his award to all the kids who had to to take “a long walk home” by themselves.
We were so moved by the speech, we just couldn’t wait to hear what Drizzy would say after winning his second moonman in the Best Hip-Hop category on Sunday at the 2014 VMAs, but unfortunately he was out on tour and couldn’t make it to the Forum in Los Angeles.
Still, Aubrey made up for his absence on Monday night at the Mansfield, Massachusetts stop on his Drake Vs. Lil Wayne Tour. “First of all, uh, I wanna thank God,” Drake told the crowd before thanking his mother and Weezy, for making his rap dreams come true.
Drake’s romantic sing-along “Hold On, We’re Going Home” won Best Hip-Hop Video, beating out more traditional rap songs like Kanye West’s “New Slaves” and Eminem’s “Berzerk,” and the nuance wasn’t lost on him.
“I know this is a hip-hop award, and I know a lot of you out there are frustrated, like, ‘This is not a hip-hop song.’ And you know what? You’re right — I tricked you all,” he joked. “Rappers, better luck next year. Thank you.”